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Shakespeare wrote his sonnets within a strict discipline, fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, rhyming in three quatrains and a couplet. Were his sonnets dull? Mozart wrote his sonatas within an equally rigid discipline - exposition, development and recapitulation. Were they dull? David Ogilvy (1911-1999)
Do you swoon at the ability of poets to embrace this tricky form? Are you impressed by their technical grasp of its complexities? Are you swayed by the emotional power of Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Would you like to learn how to sing the song of the sonneteer? This workshop led by Lizzi Linklater of the University of York will steer you to explore, dissect and produce a sonnet. And dullness will definitely have no domain. Book early, these places will go fast.
Lizzi Linklater is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York. She is also the lead academic for the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing. In addition, Lizzi is a performing poet, an organiser of literary events, a member of the Sounds Lyrical Project and a recognised figure in the local literary scene.
The Centre for Lifelong Learning